Human Resources Generalist #78244

Minnesota Attorney General's Office   Saint Paul, MN   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on July 9, 2024
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Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 7/9/2024

Closing Date: 7/23/2024

LA6 Salary Range: $28.26 - $41.43 / hourly; $59,006 - $86,505 / annually

Telework Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.  We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who choose public service as a calling, and we are actively and intentionally committed to supporting an internal culture that affirms that calling. The Office is one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and as of 2024, has been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota for four years in a row and Top Workplace USA for three years in a row.

The Office is currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Human Resources (HR) Generalist to join our team in providing professional HR services office-wide. Our HR Generalists support all HR functions throughout the cycle of employment to include position auditing, recruitment, hiring, onboarding, transactions, labor relations, leave coordination, policy, workers compensation, performance management, and offboarding. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team dedicated to the mission of the Office.

A successful candidate in this position will be able to support the mission of the Office by:

  • Auditing positions and preparing classification decisions so that positions are appropriately allocated;
  • Working closely with hiring managers to create and post all vacancies for successful hiring;
  • Providing thorough and welcoming onboarding for newly hired staff;
  • Processing personnel transactions accurately and timely into the state’s HRIS;
  • Developing an in-depth understanding of the applicable collective bargaining unit agreements and compensation plans to effectively advise staff and managers;
  • Providing strategic consultation to managers regarding HR matters such as performance management, discipline, and labor relations;
  • Coordinating the leave management for all types of leave of absence;
  • Evaluating policy, procedures, and processes with focus on continuous improvement and;
  • Intentionally fostering an inclusive work environment where diversity is celebrated.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management (or closely related degree) AND two or more years of relevant human resources experience OR four or more years of relevant human resources experience
  • Experience with the state’s HRIS (SEMA4) and/or similar HRIS
  • Knowledge of and commitment to effective and respectful strategies to create and foster a diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive working environment
  • Outstanding skill in:
    • Interpersonal relationships and human relations to develop supportive and trusting relationships with staff at all levels
    • Organization, planning, multitasking, and attention to detail in order to ensure deadlines are met and transactions are completed both timely and accurately 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide respectful coaching and counseling on HR matters
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of or experience with the state’s personnel laws, rules, policies, and procedures and collective bargaining agreements and compensation plans
  • Knowledge of or experience in a law office setting
  • Experience with labor relations within a union environment

Why Work For Us 

Working together to improve the state we love. 

What do Minnesota's State employees have in common? 

  • A sense of purpose in their work Connection with their coworkers and communities Opportunities for personal and professional growth


As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include: 

  • Paid vacation and sick leave 
  • 12 paid holidays each year 
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans 
  • Fertility care, including IVF
  • Diabetes care
  • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children 
  • 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care 
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being

Support to help you reach your career goals:

  • Training, classes, and professional development
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify; for more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:

  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues
  • Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive service to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.